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Wed, May 4, 2022 @ 7:30 pm
The Hook AND LADDER THEATER
- Doors 7:30pm
- Music 8:00pm
- GA*: $15 ADV / $20 DOS
*Does not include fees
with guest Jared Mattson
Drawing on bebop, punk rock, shoegaze, hip-hop, and electronic music, experimental jazz act High Pulp are announcing ‘Pursuit of Ends, their first full-length album with Los Angeles’s ANTI- Records. The frenetic “All Roads Lead To Los Angeles” is the first song from the album they have shared, which hints at the breakbeats of Louis Cole as it reflects the constant barrage of stimuli that define our modern lives.
High Pulp’s music is both vintage and futuristic all at once, hinting at times to everything from Miles Davis and Duke Ellington to Aphex Twin and My Bloody Valentine. The songs on ‘Pursuit of Ends’ balance meticulous composition with visceral spontaneity, and the performances are nothing short of virtuosic, fueled by raw, ecstatic horn runs ducking and weaving their way around thick bass lines and dizzying percussion.
“Hosono and Cornelius and Panda Bear had a love child and his name was Jared Mattson” is what new touring bandmate and collaborator Tony Peppers said of Jared Mattson’s demo tapes for his forthcoming 2022 solo release, Peanut. As the pandemic wrecking ball drama loomed over the music industry, amidst the covid lockdowns and consumed jaunt as a twin assemblage Mattson 2, Jared took to developing his own solo compositions in his casita in the hills of San Diego with drum machines, synths, a P-Bass, and his Stratocaster inspired by the newfound domestic solitude and necessity to keep busy at his work in order to stay alive. What resulted is a tape-saturated, bizarre blend of psychedelic guitar, reggae induced city pop.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.